In California, a black dog roamed the parking lot of a shopping center on Rosedale Highway. A woman named Mindy noticed the dog and decided to rescue it. But Mindy never came close enough to secure the dog.
In another part of town, a lady named Sarah also saw the dog and tried to capture it. Again, the dog reacted quickly and ran away. The dog was too quick and smart that nobody could come close to it.
The dog roamed near a busy highway. A lot of cars and trucks pass by very fast exposing the dog to a high risk of getting hit. The dog’s color would make it hard to see especially on cloudy days and during dusk or dawn.
Growing concern for the dog
Stories of the dog began circulating on social media encouraging anyone who could rescue the dog and keep it off the streets. People attempted to lure the dog with food but when the dog sees any leash or rope, it immediately runs away. On one occasion, the dog tried to run away but was hit by a passing car.
After getting hit by a car, people saw the dog stood up and continued to run away. But witnesses noticed that the dog injured its hind leg. Concerned individuals like Mindy and Sarah together with local animal groups called Saving Strays K9 S&R and A Safefurr Place and other community members got together and collaborated on a plan to save the dog.
Joint effort successfully rescued the dog
The next day, the group spotted the dog hiding inside some bushes in a parking lot. When the rescuers tried to come nearer, the dog tried to escape. But because of its injuries, it could not run far. It was eventually caught later on.
The rescuers brought the dog to the Coffee Road Animal Hospital for a check-up and treatment. Results from its x-ray examination showed its leg broken in several places. The next day, it was brought to a veterinary surgical specialist and underwent surgery.
The worst was over. In a couple of days, the rescuers moved the dog into its foster home. The dog’s leg will take another 12 weeks to heal. The dog’s ordeal ends happily by ending under the care of a trustworthy foster home.
Special thanks to A Safefurr Place Animal Rescue via Youtube for the image used in the story.